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Windows 7: MSE does it remove tracking cookies

18 Jun 2010   #1
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
MSE does it remove tracking cookies

Hi guys
I recently installed MSE and removed my Mcafee Tot Protec.To date MSE has found no threats on my pc.Good news you would think however mcafee frequently used to remove tracking cookies from my system almost on a daily basis but yet MSE removes nothing.Does MSE remove tracking cookies on scans or is there a stand alone program i can use along side MSE.
Thankyou in advance danny


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18 Jun 2010   #2
Ch@n

 

You dont need a separate software to detect and kill the tracking cookies. If you want to avoid them, do it through your browser settings. MSSE doesnt detect the tracking cookies, because they are not a real threat.

Other AV does this to show you they are doing a good job in detection.
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18 Jun 2010   #3
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

No, It doesn't remove tracking cookies. I believe something like CCleaner will get rid of them.
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18 Jun 2010   #4
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
MSE does not detect or remove tracking cookies. You can configure your privacy settings in your web browser to accept or block cookies as desired.
I would use CCleaner to remove the cookies:

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

CCleaner will clean out all of the temporary files on your computer as well as the cookies on your system, I also use the immunize feature on Spybot Search & Destroy to prevent harmfull cookies from entering my system:

The home of Spybot-S&D!

I hope that I have explained this in enough detail, and if you need any further explanation then feel free to contact me.

Tom
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18 Jun 2010   #5
Ch@n

 

Tracking cookies re-appear how many times you remove. Be sure you clear the temp files and internet temp files. Or simply run CCleaner. It does this job real well.
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18 Jun 2010   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thank for getting back guys
I have to have cookies enabled in ie because i play alot of poker online.I do use cc cleaner frequently but was unsure whether or not this removes tracking cookies aswell.Probably just paronoia on my part but would rather be safe than sorry.Also use malwarebytes monthly does this appear to be enough guys
thankyou
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18 Jun 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

CCleaner removes cookies (as an option) but it does not remove tracking cookies that are usually in the Roaming folder - not in the cookies folder. I use SuperAntiSpyware to remove them.
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18 Jun 2010   #8
Ch@n

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Thank for getting back guys
I have to have cookies enabled in ie because i play alot of poker online.I do use cc cleaner frequently but was unsure whether or not this removes tracking cookies aswell.Probably just paronoia on my part but would rather be safe than sorry.Also use malwarebytes monthly does this appear to be enough guys
thankyou
You are all safe buddy!!!
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18 Jun 2010   #9
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just out of interest how do i navigate to the folder that would have the tracking cookies in
Thanks all
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18 Jun 2010   #10
Ch@n

 

look here..same location for 32bit too
Location Of Cookies In 64 Bit IE With Win7 ?
make sure you uncheck hide system protected files.
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